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685 The Horsley Drive | Smithfield, Sydney, New South Wales 2164, Australia
02 9729 1155
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Bar scene
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Highly recommended - we will be back

After reading some of the reviews on here, our group of 4 were more than impressed with every aspect of this restaurant. Even though the restaurant technically only opens at 6pm on a Saturday, we like to eat early, so they let us book for 5pm, so we had the whole place to ourselves. We really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
M_Bertie
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Late Night
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

After reading some of the reviews on here, our group of 4 were more than impressed with every aspect of this restaurant. Even though the restaurant technically only opens at 6pm on a Saturday, we like to eat early, so they let us book for 5pm, so we had the whole place to ourselves. We really appreciated this; perhaps this... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Catching up over a delicious meal on your day off is all we wanted. Flavours were delicious & the attention we received was well balanced. A restaurant of this calibre should be in more locations not just in the city, it was central for all to meet & it was a memorable experience. Thank you.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Not the cheapest of meals $30 plus unless you go for a Pizza which is cheaper, but the food was to die for, excellent service and packed at 6pm! Our bill came to $127 for Brushetta, a beer, scotch, bottle of water, one dessert and 2 main meals.A rare gem in Sydney's south west at Smithfield, but I can understand... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Not a lot to see from the outside, but the decor is spacious, ambience modern , and made to look bigger by the judicious use of mirrors. Food was excellent, not too much, and wine terrific. Service was attentive, but I felt a little rushed by this. Cost was $200 for 2 with a $60 bottle of wine included in... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Nothing special from the outside, but inside was amazing, with beautifully set tables, and well dressed waiters. The food was spectacular, with the stuffed zucchini flowers and garlic pizza a favourite for entrée. We waited an HOUR AND A HALF for two medium rare steaks, which were wonderfully cooked, although sauces and side salads were $6-$14... each. The beer on... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Large portions using fresh ingredients make Candelori's probably the best restaurant in the Smithfield area. The refurbished decor is very pleasant also. Although a little expensive the menu is extensive mostly Italian. Good seafood, pasta and wood fire pizza. Wine list is very good with some fine Italian wines. Service is good, not refined but prompt, accommodating and attentive.

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Thredbo Village, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Family dinner for 12. Fathers 80th birthday. Lovely atmosphere and beautiful elegant decor. Everything about this place is huge except the service which was ok. The menu is ridiculous. It's an essay that's longwinded. Same with the wine list. I think they were trying to be impressive but lost focus as there is way too much selection. Not a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My husband and I are frequant gowers and its always the best service, great food and atmosphere. A little expensive but worth it.

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Parramatta, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My family and I visited Candelori's in October last year for a family celebration and we were very disappointed with the service. We decided to return a couple of weeks ago to see if our experience would be better, as we had thoroughly enjoyed the food. I'm pleased to say that the service was excellent, as was the food. We'll... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The food was excellent (I recommend the deep fried soft shelled crab entree) but boy, did the dishes come at a cost. Worth at least one visit, for those who don't mind an occasional splurge.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 685 The Horsley Drive | Smithfield, Sydney, New South Wales 2164, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: 02 9729 1155

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?